06/30/2009

NFI Partners with MediSend International to Deliver Medical Aid to Developing Nations

Cherry Hill, NJ
Global Logistics Company Manages Transportation of Healthcare Supplies to the Needy in Partnership with Non-Profit Organization
New Jersey-based NFI, a global leader in the transportation and logistics industry, has partnered with the non-profit organization Medisend International in an on-going humanitarian effort aimed at closing the widening gap between the availability of medical resources and the increasingly urgent healthcare needs of residents of developing countries.
Throughout 2009, NFI has assisted MediSend by transporting biomedical provisions and equipment from donor hospitals in the U.S. to the non-profit’s distribution center in Dallas, Texas, where the items are readied for international shipment to hospitals and clinics in the world’s poorest countries such as Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Chad and Bangladesh.

An experienced leader in the hauling of healthcare materials and equipment, NFI has frequently mobilized its fleet over the past 5 years to assist MediSend with the movement of supplies to port. Freight has included electric beds, IV poles and gurneys, as well as delicate technical devices including patient monitors and infant patient warmers.

NFI has also provided crucial transportation services to expedite the movement of emergency aid from MediSend to countries suffering the effects of natural disasters, including the devastating 2005 earthquakes in Pakistan.

“NFI never hesitates to support MediSend’s mission. They play a key role in MediSend’s multi-faceted program of transforming healthcare in under-served hospitals,” said Nick Hallack, President and CEO of MediSend International.

“It is a privilege to be able to utilize NFI’s expertise in the swift, efficient transport of essential goods and services to support the efforts of MediSend,” said Ike Brown, Vice Chairman of NFI and President of the company’s Intermodal division. “When time is of the essence, NFI gets the job done, and, in this case, plays a part in saving lives. It’s an honor to contribute our knowledge to MediSend’s noble cause.”


About NFI

NFI is a fully-integrated North American supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Camden, N.J. Privately held by the Brown family since 1932, the company generates more than $3.8 billion in annual revenue and employs over 16,000 associates. NFI owns and operates more than 65 million square feet of warehouse space alongside a dedicated fleet of 5,170 tractors and 13,275 trailers. By 2023, NFI will operate the first 100% zero-emission drayage fleet, leading the transition to zero-emission goods movement in the United States. NFI’s relentless innovation and unparalleled service deliver logistics solutions that transform the way business gets done. The company’s business lines include dedicated transportation, warehousing and distribution, ecommerce fulfillment, brokerage, transportation management, port drayage, intermodal, global logistics, and industrial real estate. For more information about NFI, visit www.nfiindustries.com or call 1-877-NFI-3777.